Los cálculos renales se presentan cuando la orina se vuelve demasiado concentrada y las substancias en ella se cristalizan y forman piedritas (los cálculos). Los síntomas se manifiestan cuando los cálculos se trasladan por el uréter y causan un dolor intenso. Los cálculos renales pueden formarse en la pelvis, en los cálices del riñón o en el uréter.Nefrolitiasis


Last reviewed 9/16/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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